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Advanced Practitioner Occupational Therapy (VID: 5833)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Mental Health Services
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 28/11/2021
Occupational Therapist /Kaiwhakaora Ngangahau
Uru Rauhi Mental Health and Addictions MidCentral DHB

MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
MidCentral District Health Board is entering an exciting period of innovation and transformation with a new mental health model of care: Te Mātāpuna O Te Ora, The source of welling being, and a new Acute Mental Health facility.

We are seeking someone with enthusiasm, commitment and creative thinking that has the skills and vision to grow occupational therapy, support staff and work alongside others to develop the model of occupational therapy services for our consumers. In this advanced clinician / leadership position, you will work with other occupational therapy/ whakaora ngangahau staff and across the care continuum at top of scope to lead change and bring innovation and transformation to acute mental health occupational therapy/ whakaora ngangahau.  

Occupational Therapy/ Whakaora Ngangahau is a critical service in a new model of care focused on primary health and community rehabilitation integration to deliver positive health outcomes for patients and communities. Career development opportunities in allied health strategic leadership positions are also emerging as part of restructuring with a clear priority to develop allied health practice within the district.

MidCentral is the major provider, funder and planner of health and disability services throughout the greater Manawatu region, including the 300-bed Palmerston North Hospital.
A major drawcard of living and working in Manawatu is its central North Island location and the great lifestyle available. Lengthy commutes are not commonplace, home ownership is achievable and rental costs are realistic. Recreational activities are plentiful to achieve an ideal work-life balance.
Employing around 2500 people, MidCentral DHB can offer a meaningful career that offers challenges, opportunities to further your skills and experience, as well as personal satisfaction of contributing to public healthcare. 
For the right person, we are open to flexible employment arrangements for this role which could be a secondment, fixed term or on a contract basis.  International relocation package will be available.

Applicants must be registered, or eligiblie for registration with the Occupational Therapist Board of New Zealand. For further details regarding registration check out the Board's website.

MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. To find out more information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 click here.

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.


For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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